PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's newest multimillionaire promises he won't squander his new-found lottery winnings.
Neal Wanless has been talking to reporters about his record $232
million Powerball win. He's from the seventh-poorest county in the U.S. Now he's bringing home one of the biggest single lottery jackpots in the U.S.
Wanless wore a black cowboy hat and a huge grin while accepting his giant-sized Powerball check at an official ceremony.
The 23-year-old is single and lives with his parents at the family's ranch. The family has fallen behind on taxes, and recently had a mobile home repossessed. His father has been buying and selling scrap metal to make ends meet.
Wanless says he'll use the money to buy a bigger home, repay the
kindness other townspeople have shown his family, and help people
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